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The blue city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Places to visit in India

There’s a reason why guidebooks to India are always the heaviest: the sheer breadth of places to visit. It’s best to focus on one or two regions, as distances between are vast. Delhi acts as a gateway to the Mughal cities of Jaipur and Jodhpur, as well as the Taj Mahal in Agra. To the east, you’ll find Calcutta, the former capital of the Raj, and the tea plantations of Darjeeling beyond. Further south, the trading port of Cochin leads onto the languid backwaters of Kerala.

With the help of our specialists’ first-hand experience of visiting India’s cities and sites, you can decide on the best places to go depending on your interests.

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Popular places to visit in India

Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting India, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travellers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.

Map of places to visit in India

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